Congratulations to all UMB graduates, families, and friends! Below, read about the Universitywide celebration on May 16 that featured keynote speaker Barbara Pierce Bush, the festivities that followed at Party in the Park, and more.

Universitywide Stories

At Commencement, UMB’s Mission Takes Center Stage

Barbara Pierce Bush giving a commencement speech to the 2019 graduates of UMB

UMB’s mission was the message at the Universitywide commencement, where keynote speaker Barbara Pierce Bush and student remarker Sarah Montague Shepson encouraged the Class of 2019 to improve the human condition and serve the public good.

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Fun Abounds at Party in the Park

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After the Universitywide ceremony, UMB’s graduates and their families unwound with food, games, music, and more in Plaza Park.

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Dental Grad Turns Pain to Joy

Left to right, Richard, Gary, and Robert Pawlak, who are the sons of the late Casimir Pawlak, and Gary’s daughter, Kathryn Pawlak, DDS ’19.

Kathryn Pawlak’s love for her late grandfather who was interred by the Nazis now feeds her passion to bring better oral health to children.

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Additional School News Stories

School of nursing students shaking hands for graduation

School of Nursing Celebrates Its Largest Graduating Class Ever

Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, awarded 445 degrees at the school’s 2019 convocation May 16 at Royal Farms Arena.

School of nursing students pose for their graduation

School of Medicine Says Farewell to Class of 2019

The themes of collaboration, innovation, and gratitude were the focus at the school’s 210th graduation ceremony.

School of pharmacy students hold up signs in celebration of graduation

School of Pharmacy Celebrates the Class of 2019 at Convocation

More than 200 PharmD and graduate students receive degrees and embark on the next phase of their lives.

School of Law's Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Delivers 2019 School of Law Commencement Keynote

Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, JD ’84, of Maryland’s Court of Appeals told Francis King Carey School of  Law graduates to stand up for the rule of law.